What’s Trending in Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing is an essential aspect of building construction that requires proper planning and execution to ensure durability, longevity, and sustainability. Over our 96 years in business, Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal has been a leader in staying up on the latest technologies to give our customers the best possible results. Our industry is constantly evolving, with new trends emerging to address current needs, challenges, and demands. Here are some of the current trends we’re seeing across the nation in commercial roofing:


Sustainability: The push towards environmentally-friendly roofing materials and methods is gaining momentum. Many commercial building owners are opting for sustainable roofing solutions that are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly.


Cool roofs: Cool roofing systems are gaining popularity as they can reduce energy costs by reflecting sunlight and heat away from the building. They are made of materials that have high solar reflectance and thermal emittance, such as white or light-colored roofs, metal, and tiles.


Green roofs: Green roofing systems are becoming more popular as building owners look for ways to improve their environmental footprint. These roofs are covered with vegetation and can help to reduce stormwater runoff, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and improve air quality.


Flat roofs: Flat roofing systems are widely used in commercial buildings due to their low maintenance costs and ease of installation. They are particularly useful in urban areas where space is limited.


Coatings: Roof coatings are increasingly being used to extend the lifespan of commercial roofs. They are applied on top of existing roofs to provide a protective layer that can help to prevent leaks, improve energy efficiency, and enhance the overall appearance of the roof.


Technology: Advancements in technology are being incorporated into commercial roofing to improve safety, efficiency, and quality. For instance, drones are used to inspect and map commercial roofs, while software is used to monitor and analyze roof performance.


Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal and our colleagues in the commercial roofing industry are evolving to meet the changing needs and demands of building owners. Sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly roofing solutions are gaining traction, while technology is being used to enhance the lifespan and performance of commercial roofs. As the industry continues to grow, it is expected that more innovative and advanced roofing solutions will emerge. For information about Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal and the types of roofing systems we offer, visit www.CornellRoofing.com or call 816-252-8300.